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Sidney Crosby Back On The Ice

The Trib reports that Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who missed the second half of the 2010-11 season with concussion symptoms, is back on the ice practicing.

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This isn't huge news in itself, because we already knew that Crosby had received clearance to work out normally throughout the offseason, but it's still nice to see. It's looking ever more likely that Crosby will be ready to go in training camp.

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One additional tidbit from the article:

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He last participated in on-ice workouts in April while the Penguins played in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs before he was shut down because of headaches.

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Crosby's confidants believes those headaches were the result of a sinus infection and not a recurrence of concussion symptoms.

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If that's the case, that's probably good. It sounds likely that Crosby can start putting his concussion symptoms behind him, and both he and Evgeni Malkin can be ready to help the Penguins at the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

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